I have talked extensively about positive affirmations for kids and why it’s so important.
During hard times it’s important to teach your kids how to remain encouraged and hopeful that things will get better. My hope is that these 100+ kid’s affirmations will help you and your kids do just that.
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What Are Affirmations for Kids?
Affirmations, in general, is a way to promote positive thinking. With that, affirmations with kids is a way to encourage positive thinking and a positive mindset with kids.
What do Positive Affirmations do for Kids?
Positive affirmations, because of their effect on positive thinking and mindset, can help your kids learn how to manage their stress and overcome hard challenges in life. The end result is leading to them making better decisions.
That might seem like a big stretch, but I think that’s because you’re undervaluing the power of how your mindset can affect you as a person.
Here’s an example of what I mean. One of the ways you promote positive affirmations is by having your child recite a phrase repeatedly. An example phrase would be “I have value, and I am loved.”
By doing this, you’re trying to get them to internalize that regardless of what the world tells them, they have value and self-worth as a person.
Think of the wonders it can do for a kid as they grow up into young adults.
It’s for similar reasons why you don’t want to keep telling a kid that they’re bad. It’s because they can internalize that negative message, and that message can shape them for the worse.
With affirmations, you’re doing the opposite. You’re helping them internalize positive things that will hopefully shape them for the better.
How Do You Teach Children Affirmations?
Knowing what to do might not be immediately intuitive, but truth be told, there are several ways you can use affirmations to instill positivity in your kids.
You can have them color affirmation coloring pages (this is a great option, more on that below), or you can have them recite it regularly.
Here’s one of the ways my wife uses affirmations with our son. She recites about 5 affirmations with him every morning (before he goes to daycare), sometimes at night also.
She says it and then has him repeat it back to her. He’s even gotten to the point that he’ll recite it all by himself…and he’s only two.
Steps to Teaching Kids Affirmations
Here are the steps she uses broken down a little better.
- Choose about 3-5 affirmations from my list below. Ideally the more affirmations you pick the shorter they should be. Remember you want something that will be easy for you kids to memorize by heart.
- Tell your kid why you’re doing a daily affirmation and how it benefits them.
- Pick a consistent time of the day when you’ll recite the affirmations. Depending on your family routine it could be something like in the morning before daycare or at night before they go to bed.
- Say the affirmation out loud and ask your child to repeat it back to you.
- Repeat it several times. Probably like 3 to 5 times once again depending on how long the affirmations you picked are and the age of your child.
- Talk to your child about what each phrase means.
For older kids, ask them to repeat it several times throughout the day. Honestly, even for younger kids, they could still repeat this throughout the day. Remember, my son is not even 3 and he does.
Positive Affirmation List for Kids
- I am strong.
- I am handsome.
- I am beautiful.
- I am awesome.
- I am smart.
- I am a good kid.
- I listen.
- I obey.
- I’m a good friend.
- I can do things that seem scary.
- I am enough.
- I am confident.
- I am perfect the way I am.
- I forgive myself for mistakes I make.
- I will think happy thoughts.
- I have high self-esteem.
- I have high self-worth.
- Today will be a good day.
- I am important.
- I am special.
- I am unique.
- I have a good personality.
- I can share my toys.
- I am safe.
- I am brave
- It’s okay to be nervous.
- It’s okay to be afraid.
- Everyone makes mistakes.
- Mistakes are a part of life.
- Mistakes don’t define me.
- I am a good kid.
- Today I am ready and energized.
- Today I am full of energy.
- I am full of love and joy.
- I will listen to my teachers.
- I can help others.
- I will listen to mommy.
- I will listen to daddy.
- I will listen to nanna.
- I will listen to papa.
- I have empathy for others.
- I am a problem solver.
- It’s okay to be stressed.
- I am respectful to my teachers.
- I make healthy choices.
- I can be calm.
- I have healthy boundaries.
- I will pursue excellence.
- I am not perfect.
- It’s okay to not be perfect.
- I will take care of myself.
- I can not control what others say.
- I can not control what others do.
- I determine my responses to other people’s words.
- I determine my responses to other people’s actions.
- Whatever the day has in store, I choose to respond with gratitude.
- Mistakes help me to learn and grow.
- Challenges are a part of life.
- I control my destiny.
- I control my happiness.
- Others will not take my joy away.
- I am capable of doing so much.
- My dreams can come true.
- I will accomplish my goals.
- I have everything I need.
- I am proud of myself.
- I matter.
- My words matter.
- I choose to surround myself with good people.
- Today is my day.
- I will conquer my fears.
- I forgive myself.
- I will have a positive attitude.
- New things aren’t always scary.
- New things aren’t always bad.
- Hard things aren’t always scary.
- Anxiety is a part of life, but I can overcome it.
- I will control my emotions.
- My mom loves me, for who I am.
- My dad loves me, for who I am.
- I am not different.
- I can do hard things.
- I am different, and it’s okay.
- Being different is normal.
- It’s okay to speak up if I’m being treated poorly.
- It’s okay to speak up if someone is being treated poorly.
- I’ve got what it takes.
- I’m proud of who I am.
- It’s okay to set my own boundaries.
- I need to respect other people’s boundaries.
- I am a hard worker.
- I will accomplish my goals.
- Even when it’s hard, I can be kind.
- I choose to bring joy to those around me.
- It’s okay to ask for help.
- I have a purpose.
- My life has meaning.
- I am kind.
- It’s okay, to not be okay.
- Crying is okay.
- Crying is normal.
- Crying is not weakness, but strength.
- It’s okay to let others know how I feel.
- My feelings are important.
- I keep my promises.
- I choose to have a positive behavior.
Affirmation Coloring Pages for Kids
This affirmation coloring page set is a great collection and will be enjoyable for young kids.
Another great way to reinforce affirmations to kids and set a good positive mindset and positive thought is by having them color affirmation coloring pages.
I’m a big fan of these, and I know many people are. You can find the affirmation coloring pages for kids in the linked text. As a side note, keep in mind, affirmations are not just for kids. Parents can also benefit from this greatly.
Make sure to check out some of our adult affirmation coloring pages also (you can find them here). Make sure you’re promoting confidence and positive self-talk not just to your young child but to yourself also.
Affirmations is For Everyone Not Just Kids
I hope I’ve convinced you of how beneficial affirmations are. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a toddler, school age, pre-teens, teens, or adult it’s beneficial for any age.